11th February 2016  – English Harbour, Antigua

As the sun rises, South African, Stuart Connacher,  crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.  From Port Elizabeth, Stuart was welcomed into Antigua finishing in fifteenth and finishing second out of all of the solo rowers. Stuart finished in 53 days and 16 minutes.

Stuart took on the arduous challenge to raise money for The Smile Foundation South Africa.

Teams typically row in shifts of two hours on and two hours off.  The conditions are tough, teams battle tropical storms, 40ft waves, sleep deprivation, seasickness and excruciating body sores.  As well as all these harsh conditions; the 2015/16 fleet also faced the first tropical storm to form in January since 1978 and the fourth in recorded history.

Stuart first came across the race 12 years ago, where the idea was planted that he would eventually take part in the challenge. Over a decade later and with the charity at the heart of Stuart’s motivation, he decided to tackle the race to undertake a journey of discovery and to row in memory of Nelson Mandela.

Find out more about the reasons behind his amazing journey and send him your congratulations by clicking here.

11th February 2016  – English Harbour, Antigua

As the sun rises, South African, Stuart Connacher,  crossed the finish line of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.  From Port Elizabeth, Stuart was welcomed into Antigua finishing in fifteenth and finishing second out of all of the solo rowers. Stuart finished in 53 days and 16 minutes.

Stuart took on the arduous challenge to raise money for The Smile Foundation South Africa.

Teams typically row in shifts of two hours on and two hours off.  The conditions are tough, teams battle tropical storms, 40ft waves, sleep deprivation, seasickness and excruciating body sores.  As well as all these harsh conditions; the 2015/16 fleet also faced the first tropical storm to form in January since 1978 and the fourth in recorded history.

Stuart first came across the race 12 years ago, where the idea was planted that he would eventually take part in the challenge. Over a decade later and with the charity at the heart of Stuart’s motivation, he decided to tackle the race to undertake a journey of discovery and to row in memory of Nelson Mandela.

Find out more about the reasons behind his amazing journey and send him your congratulations by clicking here.